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quangi nand [quanggi nandI] vi it is stiff because of illness; H: quangi naind [quanggi nandI] Ex: Nyinge quangi rind. The leg is stiff.
quanj₁ n masc white bracelets which have been passed down from the ancestors; ring; H: quariye Ex: Ni quanj tami pe rire. They put bracelets on the bilum. quanj sare , quanj siq
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quanj₂ n fem a grasshopper; grashop quanj biju , quanj bori , quanj jugop , quanj mapedeq , quanj mar , quanj mipor , quanj ngame
quanj biju (id. ofquanj) n a medium sized grasshopper found at Ibab
quanj bori (id. ofquanj) n a large type of edible grasshopper
quanj jugop [jopi̥] (id. ofquanj) n a grasshopper that lives by the edge of the water; H: quanj joip; So: quanj jop
quanj mapedeq (id. ofquanj) n masc kind of brown grasshopper that lives in trees; H: quanj arkaqyi
quanj mar (id. ofquanj) n fem a large grasshopper that stays on the ground and calls out at night; Gh: quanj mar; H: quanj imarmo
quanj mipor (id. ofquanj) n fem a tiny green grasshopper with hairs
quanj ngame [ɨnjame] (id. ofquanj) n masc a large grasshopper that lives in new coconut and sago fronds; Gh: quanj onjame; H: quanj injame
quanj sare (id. ofquanj) n fem string for tying bracelets for bride price; rop bilong ring; H: quariye hare pe numbueq
quanj siq (id. ofquanj) n a head band made of shells used for decorations; H: quanj hiq
quanji ab noun crying; em i krai Ex: Beghi pari nu veri mi pu quanji bad. We said your enemies killed you so we cried. quanji nand
quanji duagi n fem preying mantis; wanpela binatang; Gh: quanj duaji; H: quanj duagui
quanji nand (quanji) vi he cries; em i krai; Gh: yam namb; H: ngami namb; So: ngami namb Ex: Wo te pug mindig bu quanji nand. They beat that child so he cried.
quanyi part right beside; klostu; Gh: iyapre Ex: Mame ngim quanyine nase. The knife lies right beside the path.
quanyi kin [quanyi kin] n m/f close relatives, including parents, siblings and their children; famili klostu; Gh: nganyene Ex: Nu nuwau kring kin segi, quanyi nganye bu nas. Your uncle is not a distant relative, he is really a very close relative.
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quar n fem 1a type of palm tree which resembles the black palm; wel limbum Ex: Nge quar ekiraq baj pe keq wiyo. I cut down the palm tree to put it down on the floor. 2an old leaf; olpela lip Ex: Minye raqe quar. The old tough leaves of the gnetum tree. quarki
quare n fem external female genitalia; kan quare gawo , quare mim
quare gawo (id. ofquare) n fem vagina; hul bilong kan
quare mim [quare mɨm] (id. ofquare) n fem surface outside or outer lip of vagina, labia majora; maus bilong kan
quari adj 1dry; drai Ex: Nyumo quari namb. The tree is dry. 2black, dark; blakpela Ex: Chongo quari kin. The clothes are black. 3dirty; doti Ex: Tami quari namb. The string bag is dirty.
quari nase vi is unable to grow quickly, its growth is stunted; gro isi isi; Gh: quari nate; H: quari naha; So: argase nase Ex: Qi brequ wuse bu nyumo quari nase. The ground was bad, so the tree was unable to grow quickly.
quariye 1 n fem dark, black; blakpela 2 n masc a ritual killer; sanguma; H: wuhe hnyambu Ex: Quariye mandi segi. The secret ritual killers didn't come. see also: nyambu.
quarki [quarkɨ] (id. ofquar) n fem centre part of quar palm tree; H: quar umb